The Times: Driver fined for stopping car to talk
I'm sure that a lot of people, myself included, do not realise that you are still breaking the law if you stop to talk but don't switch off your engine. I think in this case the police officer could have been more lenient.
I initially meant to post this last night but for some reason the post didn't save. Anyway, the Google Rank Calculator allows you to input an URL and a query and it will return the position that it appears in Google (providing that it is in the top 100). This a great time-saving tool.
I am currently No. 1 for my full name and the name of this site but I'm 78th for Welsh. Ideally I would like to be No. 1. Give me another year and I'll be up near the top. [via Diversionz]
Chris Pirillo is conducting a very interesting experiment on his blog. He has asked people to post absolutely anything they want in the comments on this post providing they use his name, email address and Web site address. He will post a comment amongst them all and you must see if you can figure out which one it is.
This is something that most people already know but it still angers me how the movie studios take the mick out of it's customers particularly those who are not initially aware that movie companies plan in advance on releasing many versions of a movie (think LOTR).
[via The Boston Globe]
Scotsman: Robbers Die Trying to Hold-Up Suicide Bomber
According to an article on the BBC Web site the baseball cap is 50 years old this year.
But is the cap becoming synonymous with "Britain's underclass"? Take a look around the streets around Britain and the answer would be a resounding yes.
A new survey has revealed that 17 million Americans have stopped downloading music with a third stating that lawsuits being issued by the RIAA was the main reason for doing so. However, whilst 17m may have stopped downloading, the number of new people downloading has increased. The report does not state if these new users are downloading illegally or from legitimate sites. [via The Inquirer]
The Sun: Skin dressings for burns
When I first read the headline I thought that the bandages may have been made from actual strips of skin but what is actually used doesn't sound to bad.